DOOGEE introduced an entire lineup of smart devices today, including a brand new flagship device that features the world’s first deca-core processor. But that’s not all, they’ve also released a budget device that is now the cheapest device in Malaysia with a fingerprint scanner.
DOOGEE F7 Pro
The highlight of DOOGEE’s launch has to be their Android flagship smartphone, the F7 Pro. On the front of the smartphone, you’ll find a 5.7-inch full-HD IGZO display that has slim bezels and is tucked under 2.5D glass for a more rounded finish.
Encased in its metal is the world’s first deca-core processor — the MediaTek Helio X20 — mated to 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. For photos, the F7 Pro gets a 21-megapixel Sony IMX230 sensor on the back with Phase Detection AF. Selfies are taken care of by a 13-megapixel front-facing snapper. Keeping the lights on is a generous 4,000 mAh battery that can be charged up via a USB Type-C port and the smartphone will come running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
While this is DOOGEE’s flagship device, there was no mention of a price, but the company did say that the smartphone will go on sale sometime in Q2 of 2016.
Having a phone with a big battery is like having big hands –some people like to tell everyone about it. If you’re this kind of person, then the DOOGEE T6 is the Android smartphone for you as it packs a massive 6,250 mAh battery. Everything else is a little underwhelming, however.
On the front, it gets a 5.5-inch HD 720p display with a MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor mated to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. For photos, it gets an 8-megapixel/2-megapixel camera combo. The smartphone will come running Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The DOOGEE T6 is priced at RM599 and will come in Marble White and Titanium Grey. It will go on sale exclusively at Gemfive from today (31st March) onwards.
Rounding up the smartphone launches is another budget friendly device — the Y200 — one of the cheapest smartphones with a fingerprint sensor in Malaysia. Coming in at RM699 it is a touch cheaper than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and its fingerprint sensor is mounted on the front of the device, not the rear like both the Redmi Note 3 and the DOOGEE F7 Pro.
In terms of specs, the Y200 gets a 5.5-inch HD 720p display and pretty much the same internals as the T6 above, except it has a 32GB of internal storage. Keeping the lights on is a 3,000 mAh battery while photos are taken care of by an 8MP/5MP camera combo. It will also come running Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.
DOOGEE Smart Cube P1 and S1 smartwatch
Alongside its three smartphone reveals, DOOGEE also launched a pico projector called the Smart Cube P1 and a 3G smartwatch called the S1.
The Smart Cube P1 is a funky little device that is a projector and a speaker unit rolled into a cube that can fit in the palm of your hand. The projector beam can shoot up to 3.3m to a width of 90 inches. As it has a built-in speaker, you can use it as a nifty portable media consumption device on-the-go. You won’t be getting super high-resolution projects, though, as it only projects at a resolution of 854×480 (WVGA).
The Smart Cube P1 supports multiple devices with Air Play, DLNA, Miracast, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. The P1 offers a Texas Instrument DLP with 70 lumen/3W brightness, OSRAM LED and 30,000 hours of LED lifetime. Keeping everything running is a 4,800 mAh battery which can double as a powerbank with a 5V2A output. Priced at RM999, it isn’t a cheap device, but you do get a decent amount of features for it. The Smart Cube P1 will go on sale in Q3 of 2016.
DOOGEE claims that their S1 smartwatch is a full-featured wearable and to a certain extent, it is. It’s compatible with Android and you can insert a 3G SIM card into the watch. Since it has a microphone and speaker, you can make and receive calls with the device. It’s also got a heart-rate monitor, a 5MP camera, a 1.54-inch IPS (240×240 pixel) screen and is IP67 water resistant.
Priced at RM599, it’s pretty decent value, but how good it is to use and how well it performs remain to be seen. Also, it doesn’t seem to be compatible with iOS devices.